Hugh Jackman helped pay for heating at a church. The charitable 44-year-old actor was struck by the plight of St Mary the Virgin church in Ewelme, Oxon, where he filmed scenes for Les Misérables
, and organized for producers to pay $16,000 to fund the building's new heating system. The Rev Jonathan Meyer told The Daily Star
: "The spiritual message of the film brought everyone together." Hugh - who had to shed a massive 30 pounds to play emaciated ex-convict Jean Valjean - revealed he almost quit the blockbuster production due to stress and a catastrophic rehearsal. He admitted on stage at the Golden Globes while accepting his best Actor prize: "I really thought I'd bitten off more than I could chew. My wife talked me
off that cliff, like she talks me most days."